August 03, 2018 04:50 PM
The invasive algae starry stonewort has been confirmed in Medicine Lake in Plymouth, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The invasive species was located by a watercraft inspector, according to the DNR. Invasive species specialists later confirmed "widespread growth" in the lake.
The DNR is expected to treat for the invasive species next week.
This marks the first new confirmation of starry stonewort in Minnesota in 2018. According to the DNR, there are now 12 lakes in Minnesota that have been infested by starry stonewort.
Starry stonewort is an alga that forms dense mats in the lake and competes with native species, according to the DNR.
Updated: August 03, 2018 04:50 PM
Created: August 03, 2018 01:01 PM
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